The Debrief: Professional Blues secure big cup win as Hall makes history

Hall, who is a versatile left-sided player, was selected at left centre-back and formed part of a defensive line with Christensen and Malang Sarr.

The youngster was solid defensively – making two strong tackles and winning four of his aerial duels – but it was his composure on the ball and attacking intent that really caught the eye, most notably his rampaging run and assist for Lukaku’s goal.

Hall becomes the youngest Chelsea player to start an FA Cup game for the club, aged just 17 years and 122 days – that’s three days younger than the previous holder of that record, Ethan Ampadu, when he started against Norwich at the same stage of the competition in 2018.

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